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Everything posted by Richvee

  1. The run counts if he scores before the runner from second is out. If the runner from second is tagged, or 2B is touched prior to R3 touching home, the run would not count.
  2. OK, this is interesting to me. I know I've read in multiple publications that where the ball is in regard to the infield/outfield, dirt/grass line has no bearing on whether or not a ball is an IFF, only that the pop fly "can easily be handled by an infielder" . I never thought of thinking of this as "if the infielder chose to go after the ball." or "if the infielder started from his normal spot on the field" R1, R2,no outs. F4 miss reads a sign for a pick off and is running towards 2B as the pitch is delivered. (or just playing behind 2B in a shift). F3 is playing in for a bunt. Pop up 15 feet behind where a "normal" F4 plays. F4, F3, F9 all run full speed in an effort to get to the ball. No one gets to it. IFF? Because it's not our problem F4 was out of position TOP? I can't help but think about the famous post season IFF in Atlanta. I always though that was the correct call, mainly because F6 went out for that fly ball and called off F7 before he pealed off. Are you guys saying that on that particular play, if F6 chose early not to go after that popup and let F7 take it all the way that IFF would still be the correct call because if F6 had chose to go after it, in you're opinion, he could have got there with ordinary effort?
  3. When I see a ball go up in an IFF sitch, I immediately find the infielders to see what they're up to. They'll tell me if they have a bead on it, if they're camped under it, or sprinting hard to get there, etc. That helps me with the timing of the IFF call. In your situation, if I saw the ball go up, I would hope my next move would be to pick up F4 and F3 to see if either was going to make an (easy, ordinary) catch before deciding on calling an IFF. You're 100% right about timing. As with all calls we make that we later feel may have been wrong, , it's almost always timing that gets us in trouble. Waiting a little longer here to see what the infielders were doing may have led you to a different call. It's not fair for me to say what was the right call here, but I would guess the next time you see pop up that no infielder is going to catch, you'll refrain from an IFF call.
  4. That's funny.
  5. heading to work Monday morning.
  6. Yeah..Just worded strange.
  7. I'm assuming they mean the batter needs to be ready when there's 5 or less seconds left on the timer?
  8. RLI

    I'd agree 100% if it were a test question as opposed to a case play. Don't read the situation as a "question" and the ruling as the "answer". Read the whole thing as one. Play says "running in foul territory", Ruling clarifies BR was not in the runner's lane. Then again, States like mine are known to pull test questions straight from case plays, and this would sure be a poor question as written.
  9. A tough situation to follow made almost impossible for the average fan to comprehend because of 2 morons with absolutely no idea what's happening, but feel the need to show off their lack of baseball knowledge by going on and on about rules and plays they clearly no nothing about.
  10. I get your point. I guess it's a free pass for the batter who clearly would have been called for BI. On a side note, it's not all over until the initial throw doesn't get the runner.
  11. Used to dabble in the trains myself. This is about 20 years ago with my son.
  12. Extra credit for the Beavis and Butthead Tee.
  13. I'm thinking I'd have to judge this on a case by case basis. In the OP we've got UI. The UI sent the ball into orbit. However, I can envision plays where it's not that clear. Ex. Batter swings at K3, walks right in front of F2. He's on the plate as F2 cocks his arm. There's no doubt he's going to be in the way of F2's throw. F2's arm brushes PU. F2 has to double pump...maybe because if the brush, maybe because batter is right in front of him. There's BI there all day, if F2's arm hit the PU or not. I'd lean towards BI here. The tough question for me is, what if batter is clearly on the plate, in position to hinder any type of throw, and the UI is drastic like the OP? I think I'd have to go with UI here, since it was first, and obvious the UI hindered the play. Thinking about FED, If I had follow through INT on a batter on a steal attempt with UI, I think I'd lean towards calling the FTI. I have a hunch FED would want it that way.
  14. Just wondering out loud, as I have no idea how college assigning works, but do conferences bid on assignors? IOW, can a group like COG go to the Ivy league and say "we'd like to bid the contract to assign your leagues' baseball games?" Is it a yearly thing? Is it a contract that might extend over a number of years and then the league is free to look for other assignors, umpire groups? I have no idea, other than knowing COG has picked up quite a good number of conferences in it's 3 years of existence. They've put themselves on the map. They have some real good umpires, and some great training programs. Hopefully they can continue to thrive in the post Sealey era.
  15. Mr

    I'm picturing a ball half way through a glove's webbing, stuck in the pocket, fielder and glove laying on the ground. (glove still on his hand, of course) If he lifts the glove off the ground and the ball's still in there, I have a catch.
  16. See the bottom of the OP. There's a brief history of COG and their website address.
  17. I don't view this as a mechanics change.It's more of a communication issue. The simple"PU has balls hit to RF that move F9 to his left" simply isn't enough. The "change",for me and my partners, is more like "F9 just moving to his left a few steps isn't enough for PU to call off BU." BU can still take the catch/no catch on a ball that moves F9 a little left, which releases PU to cover 3B. I think PU needs to call off BU sooner. I think if PU is going to take the ball, his communication should be immediate. No harm if F9 starts hard towards the line then then moves back to his right. BU has to know ASAP he's got R1 into 3B. If there's ANY Chance of a fair foul call, PU should call off BU right away. This isn't like Pause/read/react from "A" with the bases empty. BU has more time there to read F9, because a good PU, even if he's not going to follow the BR because BU doesn't go out, he should still be busting out to the 1B side of the infield. Then he can see if he needs to take the runner (BU went out)..He's already out in the infield. He should be there either way. That gives BU the time it takes for PU to get to that spot between the mound and 1B before deciding if he's going out. Of course this doesn't apply to balls down the RF line. There should be no "pause or read's automatic BU is going out. In the R1 situation, BU needs to know quicker if he's taking R1 to 3rd. So I have no problem with PU calling for the ball earlier and erroring on the side of caution.
  18. Chris Marshall named interim President of COG.
  19. Had a Varsity DC refuse to let his players tag a batter runner who singled, and, rounding 1B, turned awkwardly and went down like he was hit by sniper fire. Kid just fell there, holding his knee. DC yelled out as a fielder was approaching to tag him "NO NO NO. TIME!!! Thought it was a pretty classy move by the DC.
  20. There certainly was.....home was missed and he was heading to the dugout, and he was assisted in returning to touch. Once again, don't get me wrong, it's the $hi**y end of the stick and probably the "wrong" call to make in a 11u rec game, but for the purpose of "strictly by the rules", I believe he's out.
  21. I've made this a priority in my pre games this year. If I'm PU I'll say, "You take all fly balls when you're in the middle UNLESS I call you off. And that's only going to be on Flyballs with fair/foul possibilities. You'll hear me" Similar if I'm BU..."From B or C I'm taking all fly balls UNLESS you call me off.So please communicate you're taking the ball." Bottom line is on field communication is critical. Looks like there was a lack of that in the OP.
  22. I was shocked to hear this. Very disappointing. Not sure what makes people fabricate stories about themselves. I guess after a while you start to believe your own lies.
  23. Kid gets hit on the forearm. "THWACK". Kid's holding his arm and he's already got a knot there. DC - "He swung" Me "No coach, no swing" DC - "It hit his bat" Me - "Coach, it clearly hit his arm" Dc -"Oh, so now you're a doctor? You can hear the difference between a ball hitting an arm or a bat?" Me- "No, I'm not a doctor, yes I can hear the difference, and we're done talking about it"
  24. Adams, and the player he is DHing for are locked in the same spot in the batting order. Pitcher change, Adams stays at DH, that's fine. Lineup stays unchanged,with RP2 not batting. If Adams later comes in to play a position, the player he was DHing for, (In this case RP2) would have to be removed, and whoever subs for RP2 would take the batting order slot of the original F3. IOW, once Adams enters in the field, the DH is gone, and now the "former DH" now playing a position, and the player he was batting for cannot be in the lineup at the same time.